Today marks the forty-sixth anniversary of Dr. King’s receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. On October 14, 1964, Martin Luther King, Jr., became the youngest person (at that time) to win the Nobel Peace Prize. He went on to donate the entire award of $54,000 to supporting the causes of the civil rights movement. The next year, in 1965, Huie published his book, Three Lives for Mississippi, with Dr. King penning the introduction to this powerful and haunting piece of investigative reporting, considered to be the only complete account of the heinous Freedom Summer murders.
Dr. King said of Three Lives for Mississippi, “This book is a part of the arsenal decent Americans can employ to make democracy for all truly a birthright and not a distant dream. It relates the story of an atrocity committed on our doorstep.”